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Child Protection Policy

It is Pentathlon GB?s first duty to safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of each child and young person ? i.e anyone under 18 - in the care of Pentathlon GB and to assist members (including members of Clubs) in this duty.. This written policy gives effect to that duty. A child is defined as a person under the age of 18 (The Children Act 1989). In this statement Pentathlon GB refers to anyone under 18 variously as a child or as a ?young person? or ?young people?.

Awareness of duty

All coaches and clubs should have a clear understanding of operating within an appropriate code of ethics, aware what their duty of care is and how this relates to their position in providing activities and being responsible for others.

Policy statement

The Pentathlon GB has a duty to safeguard all young people involved with Pentathlon GB from harm. All young people have a right to protection, and the needs of disabled young people and others who may be particularly vulnerable must be taken into account. Pentathlon GB will ensure the safety and protection of all young people involved in the sport through adherence to the Child Protection Policy adopted by the Association.

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Equal Opportunities Policy

The Modern Pentathlon Association of Great Britain is committed to the principles of equality of opportunity. This means it is committed to ensuring no participant, volunteer, job applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, parental or marital status, social class, colour, race, ethnic origin, sexual preference, creed or disability, or will be disadvantaged by conditions or requirements that cannot be shown to be relevant to performance. The Association will ensure there is open access for all those who wish to participate in the sport and that they are treated fairly.

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Code of Ethics

The Modern Pentathlon Association of Great Britain is committed to working to a Code of Ethics. The Code of Ethics was written with specific reference to Coaches. However, most aspects of this Code are also applicable to other people involved in the sport. Therefore all Members of Pentathlon GB, should be aware that this Code also applies to them.

Teaching/Coaching is a deliberately undertaken responsibility, and sports Coaches are responsible for the observation of the principles embodied in the Code of Ethics.

The Code is applicable to any person acting as a coach or official in the United Kingdom or internationally.

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Complaints Procedure

It is clearly desirable for any complaint to be resolved informally where possible and it is hoped that every attempt will be made to achieve this.

Where it has not been possible to resolve the matter informally the Complaints Procedure should be invoked.

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Selection Policy

The long-term vision of Pentathlon GB includes:

  • A number of internationally recognised, world class athletes achieving individual and team medals at the Olympic Games, World and European Championships
  • An environment where the development of achievement and performance is supported by an appropriate professional management structure
  • A healthy, vibrant and growing domestic sport working in partnership with sports organisations which share a common purpose in order to develop young athletes of the future.
Objective of Selection Policy

To select and prepare the respective individuals/teams to succeed in meeting Pentathlon GB Performance Targets.

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